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The Wrong Kind of Blood Hardcover – 22 May 2006

3.4 out of 5 stars 8 customer reviews
Book 1 of 4 in the Ed Loy Series

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  • Hardcover: 352 pages
  • Publisher: John Murray; First Edition, 1st Printing edition (22 May 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0719567459
  • ISBN-13: 978-0719567452
  • Product Dimensions: 16.4 x 24 x 3.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars 8 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,633,621 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Hughes makes a gritty start to his crime thriller series set in the Irish capital and featuring private investigator Edward Loy.' (Publishing News)

To call Declan Hughes "a natural" is to engage in understatement. Here is a crime novel that's both deftly plotted and truly character-driven. Like Chandler's Los Angeles, Hughes's Dublin is brilliantly atmospheric. The dialogue crackles and the characters have a truly lived-in authenticity. A great read (Douglas Kennedy)

'Distinctive, witty, violent and moving, The Wrong Kind of Blood is reminiscent of the best of classic American crime fiction, yet ultimately Hughes's voice is utterly his own. With The Wrong Kind of Blood, Irish crime fiction has come of age' (John Connolly)

Amazon's Irish Book of the Month 'Dark and gripping' (Amazon)

'Declan Hughes breathes new life into the private detective story with The Wrong Kind of Blood. This thrilling ride of deception brilliantly teaches us that the past is never far behind us, that it can reach out and grab us at any time' (Michael Connelly)

'A very strong debut indeed, and Rankin fans should find this a must-read' (Sue Baker, Publishing News)

'All in all, The Wrong Kind of Blood is the sort of crime novel you really want to read . . . The plot is well-constructed, the characters well-rounded. The dialogue is to die for' (Irish Times)

'Fabulous . . . a refreshing new voice in the crime genre' (Love Reading)

A masterful debut (Daily Ireland)

'A fast-paced, tightly-written thriller, The Wrong Kind of Blood takes an uncomfortably penetrating look at modern Ireland . . . give it a whirl, it's worth it' - Ailin Quinlan (Irish Examiner Weekend)

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'Brilliantly atmospheric ... this book is a winner.' Douglas Kennedy

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